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Theo Who Lived

Theo Who Lived is a movie starring Theo Padnos. A documentary on American journalist Theo Padnos who was Kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in Syria.

Running Time
1 hours 26 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
David Schisgall
Writer
David Schisgall
Actors
Theo Padnos
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A documentary on American journalist Theo Padnos who was Kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in Syria.

Comments about documentary «Theo Who Lived» (23)

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Tammy

I'm sure it will upset some people to see a documentary about the Texas oil field. In fact, I feel it is an important film, if for no other reason than to document that there is no such thing as an independent, virgin Texas oil field. Of course, when the industry is so successful, it's hard to get a person like me to watch a documentary about it. The good news is, this film was shot in partnership with the industry, and that is one of the strengths of it. For the most part, the film is well produced. We get to hear from people who have been to the field, and they provide great insight into the industry. The film also takes some pretty funny turns. This film was produced by the Oilfield College of Texas, and that adds to the quality of the film. We get to see a lot of the industry (sometimes jokingly) getting along with the film crew, and it's great to see that all involved in the film get to know each other. One of the things that I didn't like was the way the film took us into the business, but then went back to the business. I guess I would have preferred a slightly more personal approach. The real Texas oil field is very small, and it is very hard to find it, so I think that the documentary is quite useful for someone who doesn't really want to be there. Overall, I really liked the film and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the Texas oil field.

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Jeffrey Douglas

This film should be required viewing for anyone who thinks that climate change is a serious issue, or that they should accept a high carbon economy. It's one of the most depressing, and scientifically valid films I've ever seen. The film was made with considerable effort and with some technical wizardry, but it's still a film that won't appeal to everyone. The writing and direction is not perfect. The acting is average, though many of the actors were probably in a high school play. The CGI is an improvement over most low-budget films. There is some dry humor in it, and it's quite hard to watch. But the writing and directing were well done and the film does stand up well on repeat viewings. It's not a film for everyone, and it is no surprise that it won't be as popular as it could be, but if you're not already interested in climate change, or have no interest, it's worth watching.

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Christine Perry

This documentary isn't really for everyone. It's a bit of a road movie about a couple who meet, fall in love and move on. It's just so good. The subject matter is not easy to stomach but it's fascinating and I recommend seeing it. I was more than impressed. It's a great story, one that's based on fact and very well told. I was at a loss for words when I left the theater. I guess I was thinking it was more of a documentary. And it's not. This is all a story told for the ages. It's very well told, well researched and it's well-made. It's the kind of thing that will make you think about what you are doing, what you are thinking, what you're feeling. And it's worth it. I will definitely be buying it on DVD as soon as it's released. The documentary is worth watching. It's the kind of thing you could show your children, your friends or even your enemies. It's definitely worth it.

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Anthony H.

The current dominant thinking is that being the sole parent in a nuclear family is more stressful and traumatic than any other living arrangement. In the documentary "Theo Who Lived," director Sarah Hannah Heer, former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, delves into the complexities of this dilemma. It's a difficult subject to discuss in an entertaining and even-handed manner. There are times when a lecture can be unbearable and exhausting. Here, Hannah Heer, who has two children of her own, offers up an interesting documentary for viewers to consider and discuss. She gives the audience a variety of interviews and pictures from her own experience as a single parent. She also discusses the effect of living in a nuclear family, including the family members' level of functioning, the culture of the family, the stress of raising children, and how the children cope with their parents' struggles. Hannah Heer's concerns are valid and validating. It's not easy being a single parent, but she doesn't make it easy for the viewer. The documentary "Theo Who Lived" was the winner of the National Award for Documentary Filmmaking in 2007. It received four Golden Globe nominations, and was one of two documentaries nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and the other was "Coyote Ugly." The "Coyote Ugly" was also one of three documentaries nominated for Best Documentary Feature. The film won the National Film Awards for Best Director (Bill Gates) and Best Documentary Feature, and it won the Golden Globe for Best Documentary Feature. The documentary was released on DVD in January 2008. * out of *

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Laura

I find it very difficult to find any basis to criticize the way the filmmaker presents the facts of childhood and adolescence. The film does a great job of presenting the emotional turmoil of a teenager that happens to be homosexual, but there is no justification for the way the filmmaker presents his views. A lot of the people in the film seem to have an agenda and can't be objective, as if there's a conspiracy that is an agenda. The filmmakers themselves are very talented, and although I didn't believe the film was very well done, I do not understand why people like the director have such an agenda. This is definitely one of the better films I've seen in a while.

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Shirley M.

Tens of thousands of people can be found around the world, and their story is told in film. But what does this film tell us about how people are affected by one of the most devastating and insidious types of cancer. This film begins by telling the story of a young man named Theo Who Lived. The story is about Theo, who was born with an almost fatal form of leukemia. He was diagnosed in 2000, but it took his parents' faith to get him on a path to recovery. The film then shows Theo's family, his doctor, his friends, and his co-workers as they navigate their daily life, trying to get Theo to a new treatment and a new diagnosis. This film was very powerful. I would recommend it to anyone who is having a hard time with the illness.

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Brittany R.

I have to admit I've seen this film before, but I've never had any direct contact with the one-of-a-kind people who lived that life, and so I have a unique perspective to this documentary. The subject of this film is Theo's life and work, and for this reason, it has a different feel to it. I have to say, though, that the documentary was just as interesting to me as it was to Theo. The interviews were good, the film was compelling, and the style of the film was like a 'home movie' type of thing. The music is nothing spectacular, but it fits the mood of the film. I really liked it. So, I would recommend this documentary to people who like documentaries that are better than the average. This is not the typical documentary about a celebrity, but a documentary about a group of people who happened to live the same life. It's a good documentary, but not one that I would rate in the top 10 of all time.

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Joan

Truly exceptional and I have to say, there's nothing like it. I didn't see the film at the theater and I never would have cared anyway but I was so glad I did. One of my favorite movies. It just shows you that life is just as much about how you deal with your life and what you've learned and how you live it. There's no greater lesson than how to deal with your past and how to move forward with your life.

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Doris P.

I enjoyed this documentary because it is so well done, and it really focuses on the child abuse issue, as opposed to other documentaries that discuss the subject in a completely superficial way. It focuses on the big picture of the abuse that actually happened, which was far more widespread and extreme than anything that was ever done by the Christian cult. It also highlights the importance of the Catholic Church, the influence of the Church in Hollywood, the way that the Church was perceived and used by the establishment, and the way that the Church took the children of the pedophile priests. This documentary really nails it.

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Olivia B.

Theatre is perhaps the most expensive and least visible place in a country, to give us a glimpse into a country which is a sort of secondary state. The last few decades have seen an explosion in their use, which has been full of both dramatic and creative results. The main criteria of these productions is that they are not staged in the Theatre. They are designed to be watchable on television. Most of these shows are on local stations, but in order to have enough material for a full length series they are often produced in a more polished format. Theatre is therefore an important space to use for new stories. This is the case with "Theo Who Lived". It is a group of eight stories which are similar in structure to the productions "Berlin on the Brink" and "Satan in Manhatten". However, it is different in that there is a director present, rather than a screenwriter. Most of the stories are set in a café or a hotel. Each of the stories consists of a group of people working and/or living in the area of a region. The "actor" is a sort of French character from the 1960s. The protagonist is a sort of woman who is trying to cope with a friend who has been fired. Her friend wants to spend the night with the narrator and asks him to accompany her to an area in the countryside where she would be able to get some privacy and try to avoid the television cameras. The narrator is played by a German comedian who gets fired and asks for a favor from the director, who wants to give him some time off. The "actor" and the "director" will try to find a way to use the money for the benefit of the characters in the story, and the other three stories are largely about them trying to get out of their jobs. The stories are told in an ironic style, with the same type of language that was used in "Berlin on the Brink". The style has a very effective effect. The stories have something in common with the way many ordinary people have to live in their country, and how they try to adapt to this reality. However, it is not the everyday stuff of life in Germany. It is not a tale of refugees, but it is about a new kind of freedom, and how it can be lost if one is not willing to be flexible and learn from the experiences. The "actor" and the "director" know that their stories are stories about refugees and this is reflected in their dialogue, which is sometimes sarcastic and even self-deprecating. They know that the stories are not only being told, but also being heard. As a result of their acting, the stories were able to gain some recognition in the film festival, and in the International film festival. These successes have brought a number of productions to the screen, including "Berlin on the Brink", and "Satan in Manhatten". "Theo Who Lived" is not the only production about the "Berlin on the Brink". A recent film about the same is called "Cameras and Pictures", and it also stars a German comedian. It is not quite as successful as "Berlin on the Brink", but it has its own qualities. The two productions are also directed by German actors. "Berlin on the Brink" is the more successful of the two. Both of the shows have an open-ended ending, and they both make use of the style and atmosphere of "Berlin on the Brink". The stories are well written, with a great ability to mix comedy and drama, with a great ability to look into the emotions of the characters. The performances are quite good and this is due to the great cast of actors. The French actor playing the narrator is a strong point, and he is not afraid to use his comedy style, while the German comedian is also capable of great comedy and even good dramatic tension. One of the stories is the funniest, and it is not only the "actor" who makes this funny. He is really funny, and the atmosphere is always extremely funny. "Theo Who Lived" is the one of the most successful productions in the world about refugees. However, it is not the only one, and I do not know how it would be if the German theater would not have these two shows. However, it is still a very important and worthwhile effort. This is a good start to an interesting television series, and hopefully the film will follow a similar path. But the question is whether we will be able to understand all the stories, because that is the main point of the film. We will have to see if the audience understands all the stories

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Zachary Morrison

This is a really interesting film. I really liked it. The fact that it was an independent film was not a major issue to me, as I think there are people out there that would enjoy it, just like I did. I think that the film is really informative. It also has a very profound message to the viewer. I don't think the message could be in a nutshell that would be enjoyable to everyone. I think that the message is really important to everyone, but for some, it may be something that they don't fully understand. I do recommend this film to everyone, especially to people who are open minded and haven't seen too many documentaries. I would definitely give it a 9/10. It's one of those films that is hard to say anything bad about.

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Marilyn Castro

This is a perfect documentary about all of the things that make us who we are, not what we wish we were, not what we do. As much as I wanted to dislike this documentary, I had to put up with it. The movie does an incredible job of showcasing all of the things that make us who we are, and they're all done so brilliantly. The thing that stood out to me was the cast. You can tell that they really care about what they're portraying, and they do such an incredible job of showing their emotions. There's a moment that I absolutely loved, where the entire cast is standing and talking on a train, and the director shows the passengers about their lives. They all break into tears, and each of them talk about how they relate to the movie. The best part is, every single one of them has tears in their eyes. There's a scene where they all share about their first kiss, and every one of them is visibly emotional. This movie definitely proves to us all that no matter what our age, we're still kids. We have to keep fighting for what we want in life, no matter what the obstacles may be. There's so many people that look at themselves in the mirror and see a different person, and we all know that's just not how it works. So no matter what we may look like, it doesn't really matter. If we can make an impact on someone else's life, then that's all that matters.

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Margaret

This is an insightful film on the psychological impact of the loss of a parent. Both parents give insightful and inspiring interviews with people that have lost their child or have had their child experience the loss. I am grateful for the opportunity to see this film and I hope that others will too.

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Denise W.

I enjoyed this documentary the first time I watched it. The second time I watched it I learned that the film is about how a man and a woman "live" in the world of addiction. What I found interesting in the documentary is how much there is that is made to be negative. As one person who is addicted to drugs and alcohol told me, there is a lot of negative stuff in this documentary. This is not only one of the most well done documentaries I have ever seen but it is also one of the most thoughtful. It is about what you can do when you want to give up on life and to focus on a strong human connection. This documentary shows you how far you can go and still maintain a connection with your loved ones. It shows you how to do this in the most positive way possible. You can tell that the people that make this film care about their subjects. I believe that this is a very interesting film about the nature of addiction and the human need to connect.

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Jerry M.

I recently watched the documentary about the deaths of the parents of former Georgia Governor and US Senator Michael "Mike" Crenshaw. After watching the documentary, I couldn't believe that he died in a mysterious circumstances. There is no mention of this incident in the film and the subject is not discussed. This lack of information was totally unacceptable. I believe that Crenshaw's parents deserve a great deal of the credit for their efforts in trying to find their son's body. The documentary made it very clear that their efforts were to no avail. The story of Mike Crenshaw is not something that anyone needs to hear or see. But, if a few more of these stories can be told, we may be able to start an open and honest discussion about the way that we talk about death and how we feel about it. Please watch this film.

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Danielle V.

This is not your average documentary. For one, it's not a typical documentary of a tragedy that happened in a week. It is also a documentary of the lives of individuals who have gone through this tragedy, and I could see the pieces of this story come together, as they say. There is a lot of knowledge that they brought to this film that you could learn from it, and many of these individuals are very close friends of mine, and it makes me feel like I have a better understanding of their lives, and how they survived, and I could relate to them a little more, and maybe help some of my own friends survive. It is well done, and it could make you feel a little better about yourself, and the people who you know. You could also learn a little about yourself, and you might want to go to a friend's house, and make a trip, and watch it. It is not just about the families, or the people who lost their loved ones, or the people who are going through it, it is about the people who are the victims, and how they cope with it. It is a good film, and it is worth watching.

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Nicole

As a huge fan of his music and directorial debut, "Annie," "Haven't Been Kissed" is a brilliant look at his entire life. From his early years in Europe, his rise in the business, to his regrettable suicide in 1973, the film follows the lead singer and his friends through the ups and downs of his rise and fall. It is beautifully filmed and edited. While this movie may be somewhat of a disappointment to the most dedicated fans, the impact of it on the world will not be missed.

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Tyler S.

I went to the Q and A session after the screening. The questions were both very insightful and the questions were aimed at the real importance of aging. In this context, it's a great film. It's not a perfect film but it certainly makes a great case for the importance of aging. I think that the challenges faced by many of today's younger generations are not unique to the film. The challenges faced by many people today are a constant reminder of our biological and environmental systems. Most of the audience was extremely receptive to the film. Many in the audience laughed, and many in the audience cheered. The movie is really very well made and has many very good visual aspects. The general message of the film is an important one. The idea that aging is a natural process that we can't control is something that everyone can relate to. I think that most of the people who are watching the film probably already know about aging and if they don't it is likely because they don't like it. The film is also very informative. It does a great job of telling the audience what a good health diet is and it gives people tips on how to do a good exercise program. This movie also gives a great talk on the importance of aging. It has a great set of real life stories and it tells the audience about the aging process. It is interesting to see the real life stories of people who are older today and see what their lives were like. Overall, this film was very interesting and well made and it's a good movie for the whole family.

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Gloria

I really don't understand the negative reviews of this documentary. The filmmakers (David and Colin), whom I know, made it very clear in the commentary track that they had very little choice. The cat was brought to the slaughter house, and the caged dogs. In order to make the documentary, they had to shoot the animals. And, because of the amount of time the film took, the filmmakers did not get to interview any witnesses to the events. So, they interviewed the vet, a friend, and the owner of the dogs. I think the filmmakers did a very good job of providing a history of the incident. The only reason I gave it a seven was because of the filming equipment. It was very shaky. The footage was taken with a Canon 5D Mark II. The actors and cameraman were in good condition. I recommend this documentary for people who care about animal welfare and want to learn more about this topic.

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Louis

The story of "Theo Who Lived" centers around the life of musician, photographer and film maker Tommy Douglas (best known for his work with the film "Blazing Saddles"), the man whose tragic death and tragic life took the life of his parents. As well, the film tells the story of his close friend, writer and director Charles Starkweather (best known for his work with the film "Eyes Wide Shut"), who also died young. It is also about the beautiful films that these two artists made together, including the acclaimed "The Piano", "The Artist", "The Unearthly Child", "The Thin Red Line", "The Final Cut", "The Right Stuff", "She's So Lovely" and "Easy Rider". It also details how they both became superstars, the pressure of fame and pressure to be perfect and how Douglas helped create the infamous film "Natural Born Killers". The documentary also features interviews with Douglas's wife and his daughters, as well as his best friend, writer and director, and an interesting look at his life and work. This documentary is very much worth watching.

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Wayne M.

We will always have the Pope and his anger and his beliefs. We have Christopher Hitchens and his opinions and belief. Yet as much as I liked the movie, I do not know why I did not rate it higher. I liked the first half of the movie a lot. I like the way the narrator gave the history of humanity and how we as a species have reached the peak of our civilization and have fallen. I did not think much about the second half of the movie. I did not really see the point of the question asked by the pope and many others in the movie, nor did I see the connection between the Pope and the fact that mankind is simply the poor version of God. I think the Pope should be allowed to tell his own opinion as long as it is not related to religion or his religious beliefs. I am not saying that religion is wrong. But what is wrong is that there is so much of it and so many people are so passionate about it. It is a very beautiful thing and it can teach you a lot. But it is also very disturbing. When religion is considered the way to a better life, then it is important that it is something you believe in. I do not believe in a higher power. I believe in a better life and that is why I believe in the world. So I think that the pope was trying to create a better life for the world and that is why he wanted to do the movie.

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Ashley B.

In a major turning point in my life, I decided to go into "theater," and turned to a documentary, "The Theo Who Lived," in an attempt to understand my past. I did so, to the best of my ability, but also to find a new meaning to my life. For my entire life I have lived with the struggle of separating truth from lies. The Theo Who Lived was able to help me understand that truth is what I was trying to avoid in the first place. I loved this film, and the documentary. But, I just don't see the point. It is a little too predictable, and the ending was unsatisfying.

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Angela R.

Theodore Delano was an Englishman who lived in Africa in the 1700's. He was an activist against the European colonization of Africa. One of his most famous works was his book "The Revolution of the Sun". The book was written in defense of the African slaves and their right to live a normal life in a free country. As I read the book, I had the impression that Theodore was always against colonialism. However, as I watched this film, I realized that Theodore did not always oppose colonialism. He was willing to make an alliance with the European powers and had a strong relationship with the French King. This is what made him an anti-colonialist. His family was also a supporter of the French and African royalty. As the film was well done and well-filmed, I enjoyed the film. However, I think that the film was also misleading. The film shows us a fascinating man who loved his wife, daughters, and African slaves. However, in the film we do not see the way he suffered in Africa. He was not a savage. His life was also a struggle for his freedom and to be able to live his normal life. In fact, the film does not show Theodore's downfall. I think that this film was an injustice and it did not give us the whole story. I think that in order to understand Theodore's life, you have to read his books. As a documentary film, the film does not have a great amount of information and there is not enough background information to get to the main point. However, the film is well made and shows Theodore as an anti-colonialist and as a strong man.